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is growing, but so is the income gap between rich and poor americans. president obama addressed the problem. >> the lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle class america's if you work hard you can get ahead. this is defining of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working american. >> the president did not propose any initiatives during his speech. but he said a rapidly growing of deficit opportunity is a bigger threat than the fiscal. we'll go to danny, professor of economics, great to have you back. >> thank you. >> a pleasure, you heard just a moment ago, america's dangerously growing income is defining the challenge of our time. is the president correct, or is he, as some would say, overstating the income inequality and wealth gap argument with that kind of a statement? >> no, if anything there is an understatement. he's absolutely correct saying that it is a defining problem. and this problem has just--it has been exacerbated by global pressures. it is an issue that the white house--i had an opportunity to attend a summit at the white house by the presiden
president obama this week as part of his "hardball" college tour coming from american university. that interview will air this thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. you do not want to miss it. >>> immigration activists keep up their washington fast, but will their efforts translate into real reform on capitol hill? we'll take a look at that. >>> also ahead, have you heard detroit bracing for a bankruptcy ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with techn
reform is under the way. it is to encourage sign-ups. president obama urged americans to ignore republicans saying they are rooting for the program to fail. >> i have always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve the law effectively. if you've got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but, we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want to make it clear about that. >> the sign up for deadlines who want medical coverage at the start of next year is december 23rdrd. it is pushing a nonprofit group in nashville to help struggling musicians navigate the side. robert ray has that story. [ ♪ music ] >> look in any direction, on any corner, and there is a singer, is a song writer and mel oddy maker. nashville. where local drummer andy has been playing clubs for 30 years. living gig to gig, with little and sometimes no health insurance. >> they were hard to qualify for, if you had pre-existing conditions, you were out of it. the nature of being a musician is like a roller-coaster ride. >> the music industry has a major economic impact. it's most visible here
the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> the u.s. economy is growing but today president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans is growing, too, and he's calling on washington to address the problem. >> a dangerous and growing inequality of upward mobility that jeopardy disease america's basic bargain, if you work hard you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working everyone. >> oonjonathan betz is here wita breakdown. >> the rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer, we hear it all the time, but what does it mean? last year's median income is $51,000 but that's down from the year before. and it's down if you adjust for inflation. almost all the money being made is going to the very rich. the income of the top 1% of the population grew by close to 51%. money is being made, but only for about 1.5 million people. yet for everyone else, 99% of the pop laying, their salaries have barely moved in four years. less than 1%. the richest are taking home the most since the
for your time, i appreciate it. >> president obama's speech at the center for american progress getting buzz today and for several reasons. the washington post says, quote, it's the best speech obama has given on the economy and it's a provocative speech on race and politico says it is his most substantive on the intersection of race and politics, and this is our topic for the agenda panel today. we have serena maxwell, condition contributor to the grio, and sabrina is from "the huffington post." the president has not spoken much about race in his speeches and that's why so many ears perked up yesterday to this. here's what he had to say about this about why that is contributed and why washington considers to act on issues on economic inequality. take a listen. >> there is the myth that this is a problem restricted to a small share of predominantly minority poor. this isn't a broad-based problem. it's a black problem or a hispanic problem or a native-american problem. >> he said this is one of the better speeches he's given in trying to lay it out realistically and honestly about race i
continues its renewed public relations campaign to promote obama care, the number of americans signing up is on the rise. according to the kaiser family foundation, more than 243,000 have signed up for private coverage through the exchanges and more than 567,000 have been determined eligible for medicaid since the october 1st rollout. joining me now, congressman rosa delauro of connecticut and one of the white house democrats on the white house strike team promoting the health care law this month. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. delighted to be here. >> today's push is all about the success of medicaid expansion. 26 states and d.c. have taken advantage while 24 states all run by republicans or republican legislatures have declined the expansion. i also want to point out these stats the white house just released. if all 50 states were on board, 5.4 million uninsured americans could gain coverage. eight in ten of those would pay less than $100 a month, all of which would save states $10 billion over the next decade. so my question, congresswoman, is what are we doing to get that messag
stories out there. the obama administration, this is their baby. they've got to tell the american people, give us some guidance, but i think it needs to be delayed. they have got to find a way to just give confirmation to somebody who signed up, and if you have signed up, go print something out, because i mean, i don't know what else to do other than say create a record of what you've done. >> yeah. boy, that's not very encouraging. >> yes. >> congressman chaffetz, thank you very much. >> thank you. >>> here's a question, what happened to affordable in affordable care act. aca is what they want it to be known as, despite skyrocketing costs for patients, for doctors, for employers. the grand prize winner of the obama video care contest is called "forget about the price tag." ♪ you're young, you're wild, you're free, but you need to stay healthy ♪ ♪ there's no excuse to be uninsured, just stop for a minute and think ♪ ♪ you're not immune to all disease, take advantage of this opportunity ♪ ♪ keep your mind at ease and get the security, don't need a lot of money, money, money
: and critics contend no matter how well the website works, the obama plan is flawed. that many americans will end up paying more for health insurance and have fewer choices. but this morning the fix is a relief to democratic lawmakers who have been trying to defend the botched rollout. >> this is the equivalent of having a great item that you want to buy in a store but not being able to get through the front door. it sounds like the front door has been opened successfully now, and hopefully we're going to have americans get access to health care they desperately need. >> now, people buying coverage through the insurance marketplaces have until december 23rd to sign up for plans to ensure that they have koonch on january 1st, and there's still no telling whether this website could handle the increase in volume expected as that next big deadline approaches. anne-marie? >> just a few weeks to go. i hope it all works out. susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. >>> coming up, a hollywood tragedy. we remember "fast and furious" paul walker killed in a car crash. >>> and in "moneywatch," dron
air. more on the temperatures in a couple of minutes. >> thank you. president obama says the american dream is threatened by a growing gap between the nations rich and poor. at a speech at the center for american progress, president obama said he'd devote the rest of his term to addressing income and equality he calls it the defining challenge of our time. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lacks a dicent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should affect all of us. >> it should compel us to action. we are a better country. let me repeat. the combined trends of inceffed inequality pose a fundamental effect. >> republicans were quick to cit size of president's remarks. the income gap is caused by policies claiming that the affordable care act and tougher business regulations encourage company depends on the government. the statistics are telling. from 2009 to 2012 the average engine from the top 1% of earners increased 31%. incomes for the rest of the nation's workers rose by one half of one%. >> thousands of f
help. >>> the obama administration is urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist. 85-year-old merrill newman is seen on a video confessioner war crimes. it's the first time he was seen since being detained five weeks ago when he was pulled off a plane with no explanation. >> we just hope waver that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> the swedish ambassador visited him on friday. the family is hoping to have him home before the new year. >>> a bizarre death between the broncos-chiefs game. the owner of an suv went to his car, there was a stranger sitting inside. when the stranger tried to run away, he collapsed or later died. he was not shot or stabbed. it will take an autopsy to find out what caused his death. >>> a show of support in the fight of hiv. the white house hung a giant symbolic red ribbon from the portico. >>> pope francis called on people to pray for people with hiv. he also asked for prayers for doctors and researchers working to wipe out that disease. >>> let's take a look at the weather across the nation. from the pacific northwest to the great lakes,
bugs, crashes and glitches, the obama administration says the site where americans are supposed to shop for insurance can now handle up to 50,000 visitors at a time but critics, including some insurers say the fixes don't mean the site gets a clean bill of health. our chief white house correspondent ed henry joins us with more. what problems still remain for the president and his signature law? >> bottom line is the insurance companies are saying it's nice that the website deadline was -- appears to have been met in terms of getting things working more smoothly but the insurance companies believe the real deadline is about 30 days from now beginning of january when, you know, folks who enroll are actually going to be needing to move forward with the insurance and there are still problems with the so-called back end of the website in terms of getting people through the checkout line and connecting them to insurance companies. so there's still a lot more work to do even though advisers to the white house, outside advise ires are insisting they basically turned the corner. >> i think actua
, wants to put a picture and a personality behind the scene. she wants americans and president obama to feel connected to her husband. he was doing this work as a subcontractor, for a u.s. agency, and the work was to set up internet access for the jewish community opinion he had this rally today that was atented by his wife, but also by a large representation of the jewish community. that is pushing for his release. he has lost 100-pounds and he even has more intense problems. >> left to die, by his country. what could be worse than thinking that your government isn't doing anything to bring you home. so what is the white house reaction to allen gross' situation. >> well, the president says he talked about this today, the situation is unacceptable. he demanding the immediate and unconditionallal release. how, jay carney, the president to get more -- the problem is we are having this cold war mentality. things haven't really fallen out with cuba. personally engaged and other international figures to use their influence with cuba, to bro mote the beliefs. at the forefront of discussion
and breaking news this hour. jon: president obama trying to resell obamacare 2.0 to the american public. this after the self imposed fix deadline. but more lawsuits are trying to stop it before it gains speed. also disturbing developments after that deadly train derailment in new york city. we'll tell you what the ntsb is saying now. and a tip on a group of people giving generously in the name of religion to those who wait on us every day. these stories and much more all "happening now." well, right now on capitol hill, a house hearing on obamacare. welcome to a brand new hour of "happening now." jenna: and the chairman of the house committee saying that the president has developed a dangerous expansion of power and making up the law as he goes along to get what he wants when he wants it. >> from obamacare to immigration, the current administration is picking and choosing which laws to enforcement the president cannot refuse to enforce a law simply because he dislikes it. >> the administration's decision to defer action against particular individuals is neither unusual nor unconstitutio
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's website to deliver health care options to million of americans. is it new and improved this weekend? the obama administration declares it has met the self-imposed deadline this weekend and healthcare.gov is fixed claiming the worst of all the bugs and the glitches and the crashes that have frustrated people are over and that the site can now cover its intended load of 50,000 people at once. they say it doesn't mean the site gets a clean bill of health. key parts remain unfinished and there are lingering questions over the security of inputting your personal business, your personal information on the website. live with the news tonight, steve? >> the obama administration is claiming victory in its push to fix that troubled health care website. healthcare.gov was officially launched october 1st but only now is it working properly. the agency responsible for building the site issued a six-page performance report saying the website's moving smoothly for the vast majority of its users. an obama adviser talked about the progress in a conference call with reporters. >> the site is now stab
if he was using the phone before the doesn't. >> president obama's faces a critical test as americans unable to sign up give the troubled site soot shot. people will try to beat the december 23rd deadline for coverage by john 1. >> cyber monday so shoppers will scour the web for deals with up to half off on electronics and clothing and 90 percent of working americans plan toship while they are -- to shop while they are at work. >> the fog is swallowing the bay bridge and it will burn off later today and warm up comes at noon and 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, at 68 degrees inland and 66 around the bay and 68 away the coast before a cold snap rips the bay area starting overnight. >> here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where we have another we point of all the fog making the drive from the maze out to san francisco and as we go to our map we have a five car pileup headed northbound along 101 you will see this blocking a couple of lanes and it is causing heave delays coming away from the 280 extension. >> we continue on-line and twitter and facebook and we will see you in 25 minutes.
see 4 million americans have been unemployed for six months or more. here's what president obama had to say in his weekly address. take a listen. >> for many families it can be the difference between hardship and catastrophe. it makes a difference for a mother who suddenly doesn't know if she will be able to put food on the table for his kids or a father who lost his job and is looking for a new one. last year it ended 2.5 people out of poverty and cushioned the blow for many more. >> now, alex, republicans are making the opposite argument. they are saying that the low unemployment rate or relatively low unemployment rate speaks to the fact that the economy doesn't need more stimulus, that they don't need to extend unemployment insurance. interestingly, though, i'll point out two things. one, the democrats in the white house not insisting that unemployment insurance extension be a part of a budget deal that might be passed next week. and also, alex, there are no big tax cuts or spending hikes that are -- spending cuts or tax hikes on the more vie zone. that speaks to the fact that ev
president obama. one of the things we'll look at is mandela's relationship with american presidents. both starting with the anti-apartheid movement. also once he became a president. his work with bill clinton, his work with george w. bush. he would tangle with presidents. he was a very fierce critic of president bush on the issue of the iraq war. but also worked closely with him on the issue of aids. and he was also a great consoler of president clinton in his toughest times of the impeachment trial as well. we're going to look at all that today. also look at the -- really talk to some people who knew him very, very well. the human rights lawyer who helped draft a constitution of south africa. his pollster in the presidential elections. we're trying to look at the politician and his impact on american politics. >> and not to take away from his amazing accomplishments as the president of south africa, but the country is still plagued by problems, economic and racial. >> even though they are coming together and all coming together for nelson mandela, you have economic inequality. social ine
. >>> an american in cuba is appealing to president obama. alan gross wrote a letter and it's expected to be delivered today. in it, gross says the president should intervene personally in his case. this is part of a new strategy by gross' family to put direct pressure on the white house. "the washington post" obtained a copy of this letter. >>> it is 34 minutes past the hour. let's get a check of the weather. are we talking snow again? >> we are, but not yet. i'll start on the positive side this time, right? >> nice smile. thank you. >> on the southeast. let's talk about temperatures. look at these temperatures. they are amazing. in atlanta, 72 degrees. looks like as we get through thursday when the average is 58. even here in new york city, we are talking about temperatures above normal. >> nice! thank you! >> enjoy it because it's all changing. of course. look at the snow totals we have seen in the system out west. you can actually see pretty good amounts. this system today will push to the east and diving farther down to the south so seeing some snow through colorado today. let's t
. >> ouch. bundle up. rick, thank you, sir. >> you bet. >>> there is word that more americans are signing up for insurance now that healthcare.gov's doing better. but republicans say numbers are nowhere near the obama administration's targets. we'll get a live update from capitol hill. >>> plus, there's a new poll that shows younger people are apparently not all that crazy about the president's health care law or his job performance. we'll take a look at those numbers coming up on the fox news deck. stay with us. >>> fox report here on the news line desk. wildlife workers say they used donuts to trap a bear near the scene of an attack in florida. they said yesterday they were going to do it, apparently worked. they're checking to see if it's the animal that mauled a woman in orlando. the woman is in the hospital with traumatic injuries as they put it. all the coins that passengers leave behind at tsa check points could soon be going to a good cause. the house passed the bill to give that money to military charities. tsa reports it collects more than half a million dollars in loose change a y
the administration is working hard to fix healthcare.gov and now somewhat ironically, president obama is urging young americans to work hard and become programmers. >> no one's born a computer scientist but with a little hard work and some math and science, just about anyone can become one. this week is your chance to give it a shot, and don't let anyone tell you can't. jon: white house says they are making progress with healthcare.gov. they're just not there yet. jenna. jenna: more on this as we get it. peter, thank you. jon: there is growing outcry over what many see as an unintended side-effect of obamacare. to try to contain costs many of the new insurance plans are severely limiting access to some of the nation's top hospitals including two world-renowned cancer centers. joining us for more on all of this, bob cusack, managing editor for "the hill." we'll get to the hospital access question in just a second, bob but what do you think, first of all, of the newly-redesigned obamacare website? >> i think the story is shifting a little bit from the website problems because it is still getting better
african-americans in the post-president obama world five years after her husband's comments, which created some problems in that demographic for mrs. clinton. she now is trying to work to repair any remaining damage, if there is one. but there is another overlooked headline that deserves more attention than it got and it's how clinton aligns and distances herself from the administration to best position herself for 2016. there were two politico pieces that brought up this issue in the past week, particularly on the topic of iran. will, for instance, former secretary of state hillary clinton publicly react to the nuclear deal? and if so, how? a current decision is to stay silent and there's a lot of good reasons to stay silent. while she's cautiously optimistic about the deal, the implication is that she still has some lingering concerns and perhaps she wouldn't have been comfortable negotiating it the way john kerry was comfortable doing it. while she doesn't want to be out-israeled by anybody, she also doesn't want to look like she is undermining her successor at the state department. so
is the pre-existing condition, you don't have to worry about it anymore. all the polls show that while obama care, you use that name and a majority of americans say, no, no, no, i don't like that. but when you start talking about what's in the bill, most people like most of it, so they need to highlight that. >> and this is work they planned to do earlier, but then they found themselves on defense. >> exactly. the last two months of being slammed kind of pushed that stuff off to the side. >> now they're going to try and shift back. thank you very much, ellis henican. >> good to see you. >> coming up, we're back with the stories buzzing today, including a strange encounter with actor christopher walker. >>> first, according to bing trends, who is the most searched celebrity of 2013? madonna, kim kardashian, errih a rihanna, beyonce or taylor swift? without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers, you can find it all on angie's list. we found riley at the shelter, and found everythin
. >>> the latest on the obama care website. white house now claims it has been fixed, working smoothly 90% of the time, but will consumers find that to be true. so much at stake for president obama and millions of americans seeking health insurance. and abc's jon karl has all of the latest from the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the white house is not quite declaring mission accomplished. they say they've finally achieved their first goal, getting the website improved to the point where most people can use it to pick out health insurance. after two months of system crashes and error messages, the white house says healthcare.gov is working for the vast majority of people who try to use it. in a report filled with colorful charts and graphs. the white house uses to measure its success. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. it's now accessible 90% of the time, up from just 40% in october. the man in charge of the website reboot, gave his bottom line in a conference call with reporters. >>
it if you try. it sounds a little corny but that is what the american dream is all about. president obama told the country in his state of the union is -- this year that it is our generation's task to unite the -- to create a rising thriving middle class. i could not agree more. the country has been through a lot and i'm grateful that we have a president who in every decision he has faced on the foughtbattles, long battles, and even that she has focused on expanding opportunity for all americans and i think it is in part because he is thinking of the kids i need that fair shot to ensure that they reach their potential. he knows we're all better off when they do. and for that i am very grateful as well. great privilege to introduce to you the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you, everybody. thank you so much. please, please have a seat. thank you so much. well, thank you, neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. there were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you. over the past 10
're in "the situation room." >>> all that coming up. we begin with an american held captive in cuba since 2009. now begging president obama to personally intervene. 64-year-old alan fwroes sa gros country, quote, abandoned him after he was imprisoned for bringing communications items. joining us, jill dougherty with the latest. jil, what are you learning? >> alan gross says he's in a small cell with two other inmates. he gets about an hour a day outside in a very small courtyard. and he says other than a few phone calls and visits, he is completely isolated from the outside world. at the gates of the white house, the wife of alan gross pleads for the president to help her husband. >> please, mr. president, don't leave alan to die in cuba. >> reporter: today marks the fourth anniversary of alan gross' imprisonment in cuba. arrested while working as a contractor for the u.s. government, bringing internet connectivity to cuba's jewish community. he was accused of trying to subvert the cuban revolution and sentenced to 15 years in prison. gross' family just released a letter from the 64-year-old t
. >> all right. >>> the obama administration urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist after he appeared in a new video. the video shows 85-year-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not the only one held in north korea. another americ
to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> this underscores the need for crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication between china and japan to reduce the risk of escalation. >> the vice president heads to meet with china's president xi jinping on wednesday. the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's new air defense zone. >>> shop
country than this. >> the numbers show that the reality, what president obama called the fundamental threat to the american dream, has been growing increasingly dire for decades. the richest americans have steadily take an bigger share of the country's income. the wealthiest 10% make more than half of all income in the united states. and it hasn't always been this way. just take a look at this chart. for decades what you are seeing there in the '50s through the '70s, in those years the rich earned about 30-some-odd percent of the neigh's income. now the income share of the richest 10% is the highest it's been in at least 100 years. and those initial high points of inequality that you see there on the left when it was nearly as high tz ast today, those were the years leading up to and during the great depression. it's not because americans aren't working hard. hourly wages have slumped along, growing at about 10% since the early '1970s. but the productivity of those workers has increased by 80% pop you see those two lines, productivity and wages? they used to run together in the early
report card on black friday weekend and cyber monday, what the numbers say about holiday sales, american consumers and the economy. plus a look at the health of the obama care exchange after two months, and why some states want to blaze their own trail. >>> and a blast of the 401k returns. the latest controversy. i'm david shuster, and this is real money. ♪ >> this is "real money," and you are the most important part of the show. so join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter @aj real money. black friday has come and gone, but cyber monday is upon us. today is the day that men many americans take advantage of shopping dials online. sales dropped 3% from last year so a lot of economists are counting on the online surge to soften what normally would be considered an abysmal weekend. in terms of shear volume the shottener is not helpful. an estimated 59 million americans did some christmas holiday shopping online over the weekend averaging purchases $178 each. that is up from last month's figures. now a projected jump in cyber monday sales of 18.7% compared to last year.
is going to find you, too, with those fines. might make a few americans a little fearful today. chris stirewalt. thanks so much. have a great week. >>> the obama administration says its health care website should now work for the vast majority, there's that word again, of americans. there are still plenty of errors being reported. like peter dfound out. what did you find out? >> a lot more problems to healthcare.gov than on amazon, gretchen. all morning long healthcare.gov is having major issues. they appear to be the result of high volume. the administration said this week, as you know, 50,000 users are supposed to be able to simultaneously shop at healthcare.gov. mo most of my attempts to log in or apply for coverage today have been met with this notice. there are too many visitors at the website. there is an option to enter an e-mail for a follow up about better times to come back. i first entered my e-mail 11:40 this morning, about 2 1/2 hours ago. still waiting for that note back. take a look at this. just complete gibberish. on the first screen that an interested consumer would
to tell us what it means for the to be american economy and the global economy as well. we are coming right back. the obama administration touting dramatic improvements out of healthcare.gov, and that is not what we are finding. we will be talking with the former director, tom scully, on what is really going on with obamacare. as a business owner, i'm constaly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i t 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me th unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer get the spark business card from capital o. chse 2% cash back or double miles on every purchas every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! lou: our first guest is here to serve at least partly as a tutor for you will end me. he says that obamacare is the biggest middle-class entitlement ever conceived and he says beyond the flawed website, we need to stay focused on the fact that health care law spends too much on the
for the to be american economy and the global onomy as well. we are coming right back. the obama administration touting dramatic improvements out of healthcare.gov, and that is not what we are finding. we will be talking with the former director, tom scully, on what is really going on withtÑ lou: our first guest is here to serve at least partly as a tutor for you will end me. he says that obamacare is the biggest middle-class entitlement ever conceived and he says beyond the flawed website, we need to stay focused on the fact that health care law spends too much on the wrong people. joining us tonight is tom scully. he is the former leader for medicare and medicaid services during the bush administration and also a health policy staffer in the bush xli white house. in a new york privatee equity firmexpert on health care. we are hearing great skepicism our own reporters and correspondent, peter ducey, getting error messages when he logs on and it looks to be a bit of a mess. what do you think? >> i'm sure 's getting better, i think it's a lot better from a consumer point of view from what i can tell. i
program. remember, the reports record numbers of americans saying that we have lost influence in the world and less powerful than we've been. the depth on foreign policy disaster that the american people perceive of this president is staggering. >> it's not just obama who reads these polls. foreign governments reads these apologize and congress reads these apologize. once they view the president as weak in beijing, they're going to say, we're going to put up a no fly zone and -- >> we flew a b-52 and it's like it never happened. >> right. >> i've got to let you go. here is the thing. you can continue the conversation on twitter tonight. these guys stay up late, too. >> yes, very light. >> and on our website every monday morning at 10:30 eastern. that's life point fox news.com. good to have you. >> happy holidays. >> we'll toggle into news now. >>> police had deep concerns about what's coming together at this hour. people gathering at a memorial for actor paul walker. he was the one in all of those "fast & furious" movies who died this past week. walker and a friend died in a fiery car cras
many times kathleen sebelius met with president obama before launching obamacare. many asking why she still has a job. >> thousands of americans waking up to this. how it could impact dinner tables and restaurants from coast to coast. >> a ups driver caught on camera acting like a bad santa. fox and friends first starts right now. ♪ floor director busting a groove right now. good morning. it is thursday. well kochl to "fox & friends first". >> you look a little bit like beyonce over there. >> a brand new report has a shocking detail. kathleen sebelius he only wmet with once in the last three years this according oh peter schieter. the treatment of kathleen sebelius has been unfair but some lawmakers say she needs to go. >> 30,000 people enroll for healthcare coverage on the reradio vamped obamacare web site. it is minuscule compared to the millions who lost coverage. as the deadline to sign up gets closer the web site still has major laws. duing lou ziader has the very latest. >> with the web site functioning at least better now it is not a question of how many people sign up but wh
injured. the obama administration said they have fixed the let car heae healthcare.gov website. it's cyber monday. millions will be clicking the mouse to grab major deals on the internet. and many americans already shopping on the job. >>> the popularity of locally brewed liquor is growing, and a neal jazeera bisi onile-ere reports. >> reporter: two james spirits at the distillery is a company in the business of making liquor. gin, vodka and whiskey are their specialties. >> that bubbling is just co2. >> reporter: this is the first time liquor has been legally produced in detroit since prohibition nearly a century ago. when state lawmakers aunted the small distillery law in 2008 it opened the door for investment. >> we're bringing back history and getting back to detroit's roots with whiskey. >> reporter: when two james distillery was established the owners considered locations all across the country. they say detroit stood apart from the rest. >> there is an energy within the city with people moving down here, new businesses. i think we put all those factors together it was clear
, judge us on what we've tried to repeal. the dozens of votes to repeal obama care, jobs bills, things are languishing, not only majority of americans want, majority of voters want. look, if they are going to refashion themselves, they need a new leader latino lesbian under 25. but there aren't any republican party and that's the problem. >> you've got to ask yourself, too, i'm trying to think of a sports metaphor, like having a case of the chickenpox that mask your sprained ankle. the affordable care act provided the smoke screen so they don't have to deal with the instructial problems within the party. republicans made zero progress reaching out to any demographic groups, women, young people, latino, autopsy, the famous rans priebus document they have to stay alive for that great tea party rally in the sky. >> you're seeing a conflict between the fact the party wants durable majorities and beholden to shrinking monochromatic base. i think it would be a real conservative to replace boehner at some point, could wake up to the fact not about insufficient conservatism. only thing they ag
voted to repeal obama care 46 times! but they have stopped doing that now. since the shutdown, no more repeal obama care votes. repealing obama care now would mean they would be taking insurance from hundreds of thousands of americans. when they come back in january, it will be hundreds of thousands more americans who not just don't have just the promise of health insurance, but who are actually experiencing health insurance coverage, many of them for the first time in their lives. voting to repeal obama care was an expression of pure ideological exuberance for the first two or three or four dozen times that they took that vote, but now that people are getting covered, it's not that kind of vote anymore, and so, they're not taking that vote anymore. and so, now, what are they going to do with their time? six whole days to fill for the month of december. there's an interesting question when they've got in a way a small amount of time left between now and the end of the year, but six days for them. what are they going to fill it up with? they are on track to be a truly historic congress,
mentality's not going to change that. second, american children must master skills in school. but president obama has done very little to reform the teachers unions to encourage discipline in the public schools and to be blunt about why some kids fail. the primary reason children do not learn is that their parents are chaotic, apathetic or not around. it all comes back to parenting and to discipline in the public schools. money doesn't have much to do with it. when i taught high school in miami, private school, but a poor school, i had 45 kids in my class. no air conditioning. the school could barely afford chalk. yet, most of those kids learned and prospered. why? because they were forced to. president obama lives in a world of theories, not a problem-solver. he wants to throw money at everything. his big government programs are failing, period, and that's "the memo." now for the top story tonight, reaction. joining us from los angeles, radio talk show host amy williams and dennis kucinich. where am i going wrong here, mr. kucinich? >> bill, it's not that you're wrong, it's just that you'r
less success here in china. charlie, norah? >> thanks seth. >>> this morning american contractor alan gross is asking president obama to help win his release from cuba. he was distributing communications equipment under a u.s. government contract when he was arrested four years ago today. rhodes is serving a 15-year sentence for crimes against cuba. in a letter to the president, he write, "i still want to believe my government values my life and my service. i refuse to accept that my country would believe me behind." >>> a new report out this morning finds american high school students are falling further behind their peers in other countries. the u.s. is now ranked 31st in math 24th in science, and 21st in reading. the assessment is based on a worldwide test taken last year by 6,000 american 15-year-olds. the test results show no improvement by u.s. students over the past decade. >>> time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says the number of banks in the united states are at their lowest level since the great depression. fe
of markets now. president obama continues his 20 day pr blitz to will americans to sign up for health care, four separate hearings on the law are underway in capitol hill. filled in greek --phil gingrey is here. david dietz is here with where to make some green coming up in our stock radar and washington d.c. raising the minimum wage at the nation's largest retailer, wal-mart, opens for business. we have the details, the backlash and the fight ahead for both. all this and more in the next hour of markets now. timing is everything between washington d.c. and walmart. this has been going on for so long and the minimum wage going up with wal-mart opened up a store. capitalism lives. dennis: so does obamacare. the president denial on how things are going. cheryl: there's deion and defiance, both active. dennis: top of the our stocks every 15 minutes, nicole petallides at stock exchange. reversing course again. we don't want good four straight days down on the dow. i forbid it. >> you will see that team of the bull camp and want to see this reversal happen. we have three days of selling for the
with three sitting american properties. in 2002 george w. bush presented him with the presidential medal of freedom. barack obama met nelson mandela in 2005, when barack obama was a senator. after one term as president nelson mandela stepped down. he did not slow his pace. his charitable foundation raised money for a number of causes. >> when south africa hosted the world cup tournament in 2010, he made his last public appearance. the crowd honoured him to thunderous ovation. >> his third wife, graca machel, former first lady of mozambique, was at his side during prostate cancer and lingering lung infections. >> never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world. the sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. let freedom rain. god bless africa. >> nelson mandela, an enduring father of the new south africa dead at 95. >> nelson mandela's life work extended behind the native south africa. we sat with civil rights leader the reverend jessie jackson, and he drew par
website and claims from the obama administration the site is now working for a majority of americans, a nasty surprise may be in store for some of those americans trying to get insurance. turns out a long list of till unresolved problems means some people who thought they signed up for insurance may not actually be covered come january 1st. joining me monica crowley, fox news contributor, to talk about the political impact of all of this. you know the website issue was very visible, right? you try to log on, you can't do it. this is a different type of problem. it is not as easily seen and it is delayed. so how big of an impact is it going to be if it does happen? >> when the website launched on october 1st there were two huge problems we knew about. i'm sure there were more problems we didn't know about but two big ones we knew about right away. the first was the front end, what the consumer saw. they couldn't even log on. there was a lot of frustration people said i would like to get into the exchanges, i can't even log on, i'm being timed out, i'm losing my information. they said
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